Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Vintage Aqua Bedroom

I have the hardest time gearing up to show projects that I complete within my own home.  I don’t have a really good reason for that…except that I never feel the pictures really capture the feeling of the place I call “home.”

And that may be the only explanation you get for why I am showing my daughter’s mostly-completed room makeover a mere 5 months after it was completed!

Here it is today….

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And here’s what we started with!

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OK, so the pictures above are already a bit of a work-in-progress  Winking smile

But her room really was almost always that messy! (sorry, dear)

Everything in the room was boring beige, and that was a hard thing for my dear daughter to bear…especially considering that this is what her room looked like in our previous home!

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Bright, huh?  She picked out that IKEA-look-alike furniture all by herself.  I never was that crazy about it, but hey, it was cheap.

She was dying to do something with her room in our new home, but she kept pitching ideas to me that included words like “red & yellow,” “retro,” and “bubble chair.”


When she finally adjusted her vision to something that included “vintage,” “aqua,” and “white,” then she found I moved a lot faster.  My children eventually learn that I get a lot more motivated to work on their projects if they’re what I want to do anyway!

If we’re all very lucky, I’ll come back and revisit the individual projects that went in to her room.  But for today…just pretty pictures…with the understanding that there are still a few things to do in here…like get more pictures up on the walls!

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Carolyn said...

Your daughter's room is FABULOUS! She must feel very special every time she walks in there. Beautiful!

Mimi@blueroofcabin said...

Very cute! I love the colors and all the special touches like the sign and suitcases and dress form and I could go on forever ;) Beautiful job!

SImple and Serene Living said...

Korrie, it is so pretty and cozy. Your daughter must love it. xo Laura

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Korrie! It sounds like your daughter has picked up on your key words now. : )

My Repurposed Life said...

Korrie--I'm so happy you shared this beautiful room with us! I'm sure as a mom you must be thrilled to give your daughter such a special place to hang out!


Cassie Bustamante said...

it is SO fun!!! and her bed is so similar to emmy's now that emmy has a gold bed! :) love the fun colors and vintage vibe!

Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

what bright fun and cheery colors! of course I love the vintage vibe... and those suitcases under the bed are the best idea!


Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

So pretty and cheerful! I love the vintage vibe with the suitcases tucked under the bed and that beautiful bedframe!!

Bliss said...

Let there be color, because before too long she'll be all grown up and you'll be turning it back to boring beige as a guest room.

Cecilia said...

I love the yellow with the Aqua. The room looks beautiful and fun!

Hetty said...

What a nice and happy bed room! great color choices.

Ali Richardson said...

SO pretty!! It feels more gorwon up and soft. I love it!

Unknown said...

This is such a gorgeous room. I LOVE the bed and the suitcases underneath it--what a great touch! So glad I hopped over from the link party at From My Front Porch to Yours.

-Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body

Misyt said...

I love this!! It looks beautiful!

Misty, www.throughthedutchdoor.com

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a beautiful room! I just love the colors, the bed, the quilt, the chandelier and all the vintage touches. And where do you find all those cool vintage suitcases?

Reenie said...

Very cute. I have that same bird cage.... and I painted it yellow also!!! :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hello Korrie,
LUV this darling room! Great color combo...luv the suitcases...vanity/stool and that wonderful bed.


Unknown said...

love the bedroom redot it turned out gorgeous, love the vintage feel!

Elizabeth said...

So pretty! Love the vintage suitcases under the bed...I have a little crush on all colorful old suitcases. :)

Leyo said...

Beautiful! I love all the details in the post, and the hardware is beautiful. Perfect color!penderie

Anonymous said...

What a pretty room! I love all the aqua, it is so bright and colorful without being overwhelming. What color did you paint the chandelier? Is it spray paint?

Lynne said...

I love this room!! What color and brand is the aqua paint?